• 7 killed in airstrikes on Syrian capital

    BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in the Syrian capital, Damascus, left at least seven people dead Monday as activists reported a third straight day of escalations by pro-government forces against opposition-held areas inside and around the capital.

  • American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s appearances in Brussels.

  • UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump invite for state visit

    LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump should not be afforded the “rare privilege” of a state visit, a British opposition lawmaker said Monday, as Parliament debated a call for Trump’s invitation to be downgraded and stripped of its royal seal of approval.

  • France to host Britain on indoor clay in Davis Cup quarters

    PARIS (AP) — The Davis Cup quarterfinal between France and Britain will be staged on indoor clay in the Normandy city of Rouen.

  • Brazilian player in tears after racist chants in Serbia

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Partizan Belgrade midfielder Everton Luiz was in tears after persistent racist chants during his team’s victory over Rad in the Serbian league.

  • British Open to return to Royal St. George’s in 2020

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The British Open will be staged at Royal St. George’s in 2020.

  • Neymar loses appeal, will stand trial for Barcelona transfer

    MADRID (AP) — Neymar has lost his final appeal and will stand trial on corruption charges related to his transfer to Barcelona four years ago.

  • Roger Federer says Laver Cup will be a tough competition

    PRAGUE (AP) — The new Laver Cup team tennis tournament is supposed to be a “tough” contest, not an exhibition, according to Roger Federer.

  • South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.

  • Trump wigs in big demand for Austrian carnival-goers

    PFAFSTAETTEN, Austria (AP) — So many people want to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria that some costume shops have run out of wigs mimicking the U.S. president’s memorable hairstyle.